“The singing is something mystical and spiritual, it is like healing, and the music I’m committed to allows me to connect with this purpose.
This is a music for the soul”.
Latin Grammy-Nominee rising star soprano Nathalie Peña-Comas was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
She has made appearances in Austria, Belarus, Colombia, Croatia, Dominican Republic, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, the United States and the Vatican City.
She performed several operatic roles in Europe and the Dominican Republic including, Contessa di Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Lucia in the tango opera Mateo by M. Palmeri directed by Matteo Mazzoni premiered at Vienna’s Theater Akzent, Queen of trolls in The two Fiddlers, Gabi in Agleia Federweiss, Musetta in La Bohème, Micaëla in Carmen and Violetta Valéry in La Traviata.
Nathalie has sung as soloist and chamber musician at Festival Emilia Romagna and Taranto Opera Festival (Italy), Wiener Festwochen (Vienna Festival), Sommerfestival Kittsee (Burgenland), Con Anima Festival (Lower Austria), Brücken-Festival (Styria), Horizonte Festival Landeck (Tirol), IMAGO Sloveniae International Festival (Slovenia), God Allmighty Festival in Belarus, Festival Musical of Santo Domingo (Dom. Rep.) and Academia Sighișoara Festival (Romania); in venues such as prestigious Golden Hall of Musikverein and Mozart Hall Konzerthaus Vienna, MuTh-Vienna Boys Choir Concert Hall; Teatro Nuovo Giovanni da Udine and Teatro Comunale Ebe Stignani (Italy); the Basilica Papale Santa Maria Maggiore (Vatican City); Auditorium José Carreras, Sala Teatrino del Liceo and Palacio Bauer (Spain); Palacio de Bellas Artes and Teatro Nacional Eduardo Brito in the Dominican Republic.
She has performed, a. o. with the Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra, the State Philharmonic Orchestra of Târgu Mures, National Symphony Orchestra of Dominican Republic, the Academic Musical Theater Orchestra of Minsk and the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Belarus, the Vienna Concert – Verein Orchestra and the Strauss Festival Orchestra; a. o. with Maestros Eugene Kohn, Valery Polyansky, José Antonio Molina, Ernst Kovacic, Ola Rudner, Ferenç Gábor and Stefano Seghedoni, and alongside Andrea Bocelli, Gregory Kunde, Morris Robinson, KS Ramón Vargas and pop artists Danny Rivera, Johnny Ventura, Plácido Domingo Jr., and many others.
At the 67th Viennese Opera Ball in New York, Nathalie was guest of honor and sang alongside Joyce El-Khoury and Stephen Costello under the baton of Maestro Vinicius Kattah.
With the Ensemble Spirituosi, a musical sextet dedicated to academic and folk music of Latin America, Nathalie has toured through Austria, Dominican Rep., England, Italy, and Spain. Spirituosi’s first Album “Souvenir Latino” won 3 Golden Medals at Global Music Awards in Los Angeles and has been in the play-list of BBC 3 Radio in London. Ensemble Spirituosi was also awarded the Soberano Prize in “Best Classical Concert of 2015” (Dom. Rep.).
She won the 1st Prize at the Ebe Stignani Opera International Competition 2022, the 2nd Prize at the Montecatini Opera Festival Singing Competition 2022, and has been awarded several prizes for “Classical Singer of the Year” at Soberano Awards (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020 - Dom. Rep.). She was also finalist at the 14th Osaka International Music Competition (2013) and won the special prize for the “Most Promising Soprano” and for the ''Best Interpretation of a Polish Composition'' at the 14th Ada Sari International Competition of Vocal Art (2011).
She graduated from University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Voice and Piano Pedagogy. She attended Masterclasses with: Mariella Devia, Helena Lazarska, Michael Recchiuti and Kamal Khan. Since 2018 she works with renown Romanian Maestra Irina Gavrilovici.
Since 2019 Nathalie serves as Cultural Ambassador for the Dominican Republic.
R E P E R T O I R E
G. BIZET MICAËLA Carmen
F. CILEA ADRIANA LECOUVREUR* Adriana Lecouvreur
P. M. DAVIS QUEEN OF TROLLS The two fiddlers
E. HUMPERDINCK GRETEL Hänsel und Gretel
G. KÜHR GABI Agleia Federweiss
J. MASSENET MANON* Manon
W. A. MOZART ZERLINA Don Giovanni
PAMINA Die Zauberflöte
CONTESSA Le nozze di Figaro
M. PALMERI LUCIA Mateo
G. PUCCINI MIMÌ* La Bohème
MUSETTE La Bohème
FLORIA TOSCA* Tosca
CIO-CIO-SAN* Madama Butterfly
G. VERDI VIOLETTA VALÉRY La Traviata
AMELIA GRIMALDI* Simon Boccanegra
LEONORA* Il trovatore
*In repertoire not yet performed on stage
ORATORIO/ CONCERT/ SOPRANO-PARTS/ ART SONGS/LIEDER
J. S. BACH Magnificat BWV 243
L. V. BEETHOVEN Messe in C-DUR op. 86
Chorfantasie op. 80
IX Symphonie op. 125 d-moll
J. BRAHMS Ein deutsches Requiem op. 458*
G. FAURÉ Requiem op.48
M. HAYDN Missa in honorem Sanctae Ursulae
(Chiemsee-Messe), MH 546
F. J. HAYDN Missa brevis in F Hob. XXII:1
Missa brevis in B Hob. XXII:7
F. MOMPOU Combat del somni
X. MONTSALVATGE Cinco canciones negras
W. A. MOZART Exsultate, jubilate KV 165
Konzertarie "Voi avete un cor fedele” KV 217
Missa brevis in F KV 192
Missa in C "Spatzenmesse” KV 220
Missa brevis in B KV 275
Missa in C "Krönungsmesse” KV 317
Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, KV 339
Requiem KV 626
F. OBRADORS Various songs (Lieder)
C. ORFF Carmina Burana
G. B. PERGOLESI Stabat Mater in f-moll
J. B. PLAZA Siete canciones venezolanas
J. RODRIGO Doce canciones españolas
G. ROSSINI Stabat Mater*
F. SCHUBERT G-Dur Messe D 167
F. SOR Various songs (Lieder)
R. SCHUMANN Missa in c-moll op. 147
H. SCHÜTZ Musikalische Exequien SWV 279–281 (op. 7)
R. STRAUSS Vier letzte Lieder
J. TURINA Poema en Forma de Canciones op.19
Saeta en Forma de Salve a la Virgen de la Esperanza op.60
G. VERDI Messa da Requiem
H. VILLA-LOBOS Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5/Aria Cantilena
A. VIVALDI Gloria in D RV 589
*In repertoire not yet performed on stage